Hardliner Sikh taken into preventive custody

Wednesday 04th March 2015 06:51 EST

Ludhiana: A hardliner Sikh who had been sitting on an indefinite fast here for the past nearly 40 days demanding release of 82 prisoners, including some terrorists lodged in various jails of Punjab, was taken into preventive custody by police. "Surat Singh Khalsa (70) was taken into preventive custody," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Mukhwinder Singh said, adding that while his son Ravinder Singh who arrived here from Chicago, America was rounded up for questioning. Earlier in Chandigarh, DGP S S Saini had told reporters that a lot of "disinformation and wrong information" were being circulated with regard to release of some prisoners being sought by various people from the jails of the state.

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